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Nelson, New ZealandAbel Tasman National Park Scenic Highlights

Abel Tasman National Park | Regional Information | Activity Highlights | Scenic Highlights | History

Abel Tasman National Park, is a small pocket of paradise in the north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand. There are many amazing places to see in Abel Tasman National Park!

Abel Tasman National Park Scenic Highlights Overview

Image Source: Tourism New Zealand. Abel Tasman National Park coastal track, Nelson, New Zealand
Abel Tasman National Park
Coastal Track, Nelson
New Zealand
Photographer: Ian Trafford
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With mountains, valleys, river plains and all flavours of coastline, the Abel Tasman National Park promises to keep you captivated. Point yourself in a different direction each day and discover a new view. Drive over Takaka Hill (Chetwood Forest) for stunning views of Golden Bay and access to the famous Abel Tasman Coastal Track.

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At Ease in the Abel Tasman National Park

There are three main gateways into Abel Tasman National Park—in the south is Marahau and Kaiteriteri, reached by road from Motueka, in the north is Totaranui, reached by road from Takaka in Golden Bay.

Image Soure: Tourism New Zealand. Awaroa Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand
Awaroa Bay
Abel Tasman National Park
Nelson, New Zealand
Photographer: Gareth Eyres
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Abel Tasman is known for its glittering gold sand beaches, turquoise water and spectacular ocean views. A range of wildlife inhabits the area, including penguins, and there's a seal colony in the Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Regular launch and water taxis provide easy access to the Park from the water.

The Abel Tasman Coastal Track takes three to five days and can be undertaken with or without a guide.

There are a number of accommodation facilities ranging from basic Department of Conservation huts and lodges to independently owned lodges with excellent facilities. Freedom camping is an option when over-nighting.

Sea kayaking allows you to explore the coast from the water. Kayak rental operators are based at Marahau, Kaiteriteri and within the Park.

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Abel Tasman National Park Accommodation

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